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Barnett presents paper at international conference
By Patti Ghezzi | Emory Law | Mar 23, 2016 12:03:00 AM

Ashley Barnett (JD 2016), presented her paper on religious establishment versus religious culture in Japan at an international conference, The Legitimate Scope of Religious Establishment, March 7 through 9 in Venice, Italy.

The conference was co-sponsored by the Fondazione Marcianum, Emory University, Bar-Ilan University, S. Pio X Faculty of Canon Law and the University of Padua. Scholars from around the world discussed questions such as the essential features of establishment regimes and whether democracy and establishment can co-exist.

Barnett’s paper was titled, “Gray Is the New Black: Illuminating Religious Establishment within Japan’s Cultural Palette.” Her paper explored the intertwined relationship between Japan’s religious culture and the law, with the objective of discovering at which point a religious practice forgoes its religious significance and transforms into a Japanese cultural norm.

Several other CSLR students presented abridged versions of their papers as part of a young scholars session. They are: Pete Wosnik (JD/MTS 2017), Anton Sorkin (LLM 2016), Patrik Rako (LLM 2016), Amin Sadri (JD 2016) and Kurtis Anderson (JD 2017).